Pioneer Integrates iPad®/iPhone®/iPod® Touch Control in Latest DJ System

  Pioneer Integrates iPad®/iPhone®/iPod® Touch Control in Latest DJ System

  XDJ-R1 is the Industry’s First Wireless DJ System with iOS Device Control
                                  Capability

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- May 30, 2013

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today
unveiled the XDJ-R1, the industry’s first^1 all-in-one DJ system to feature
wireless control functionality through an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch via
Pioneer’s specially designed “remotebox” app^2. The versatile system features
Wireless Direct, to enable reliable wireless connectivity with an iOS device
even when a WiFi^® network is not available, Auto Beat Loop, Beat Sync, USB
device connectivity, built-in CD players and MIDI control.

Pioneer XDJ-R1 DJ System (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer XDJ-R1 DJ System (Photo: Business Wire)

“Pioneer continues its efforts to build innovative DJ products that match
today’s consumer lifestyle with the introduction of the XDJ-R1,” said David
Arevalo, marketing director, Professional Sound and Visual Division for
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Expanding on Pioneer’s latest connectivity
philosophy, with the XDJ-R1, iPhone and iPad devices can be used as additional
control devices so the DJ is free to move around the room he/she is performing
in while still having complete control over the music playing.”

XDJ-R1 Mobility

By utilizing the “remotebox” app with an iOS device such as iPhone or iPad,
the XDJ-R1 can be remotely controlled wirelessly, giving DJs the ability to
continue their music mixing performances even when they move away from the
system. The remotebox app provides access to many of the system’s functions
directly on the display of a compatible smart device including controlling
volume levels, choosing and changing songs, as well as the ability to mix
songs from a USB device plugged into the system. Users can also apply the
“Auto Beat Loop” function^3 that automatically loops music at a specified
tempo as well as intuitively control various effects using the X-Y pads from a
smart device.

Media Support

Unlike conventional systems, the XDJ-R1 is equipped with dual CD players in
addition to a USB port for media playback. The system supports a variety of
different music formats including conventional compact discs and MP3, AAC^4,
WAV and AIFF files stored on CD-R/RW and USB storage devices. For added
convenience, the unit also offers MIDI support for operation of various DJ
software.

Mix and Match Features

The XDJ-R1 offers a multitude of fun and convenient features for creating
unique mixes including:

  *Beat Sync^5 – With a touch of the Sync button, the system automatically
    synchronizes the beats of songs analyzed through Pioneer’s rekordbox music
    management software
  *Hot Cue – The unit features three points of Hot Cues to enable playback of
    music from specified points
  *Sampler – For added effects, the system’s Sampler function enables
    recorded sampling sounds to be added with the press of a button. Sound
    sources can be recorded from songs on a USB storage device or a compact
    disc
  *Beat FX – Four different effects including Trans, Flanger, Echo and Roll
    are available to combine with songs currently playing
  *Sound Color FX – The unit offers four additional effects (Filter, Crush,
    Noise and Jet) for more creative mixing options
  *Quantize Function – Automatically corrects synchronization of effects when
    using Auto Beat Loop or Beat Effect.

Additional Features

  *Noise Reduction – To significantly reduce noise, internal analog and
    digital circuits were separated, and the distance for digital conversion
    of analog input signals was shortened. All signal processing is conducted
    using a high-performance CPU for clear audio output
  *Independent 3-band isolator
  *Internal sound card (Audio Interface)
  *Complete with Master Out (XLR), Booth Out, AUX and MIC ports

Free Virtual DJ Limited Edition

The Virtual DJ^® Limited Edition DJ software^6 by Atomix Inc. is included with
the purchase of a XDJ-R1. The software features an easy-to-use user interface
for the XDJ-R1 and enables optimum enjoyment of various DJ play styles with
features including loops, effects, a sampler and 4-channel mixing.

The XDJ-R1 will be available in June with a suggested retail price of $1,099.

XDJ-R1 demo link

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its
Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJ products are industry standards
at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for their
high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit
www.pioneerdjusa.com.

^1 Based on research conducted by Pioneer, current as of May 15, 2013.
^2 A dedicated application for control of XDJ-R1, available free of charge
from the iTunes App Store beginning May 30, 2013.
^3 Operates with music that has been tempo-analyzed (BPM: Beat per Minute)
using the included rekordbox software, or when tempo is automatically detected
during playback.
^4 AAC not supported on CD-R/RW.
^5 Operates with music that has been beat-analyzed using the included
rekordbox software.
^6 Virtual DJ Limited Edition download information will be available at
http://pioneerdj.com/support in June 2013.

Pioneer and recordbox are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc.
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Virtual DJ is a registered trademark of Atomix Productions, Inc.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance

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Contact:

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Jaed Arzadon, 310-952-2451
jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
or
Katherine Harbeston, 310.952.2388
katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
or
Cara Smith, 310.496.4454
cara@allisonpr.com